Fashion Revolution Week 2019
The global sustainability initiative Fashion Revolution will host its fifth annual week-long event from April 22-28. This year’s theme will focus on encouraging consumers to respect both people and planet via fair work policies, gender equality and environmental protection. We highlight the key events from the world’s biggest sustainable fashion showcase.
- Fashion Open Studios: As part of an ongoing initiative to educate consumers on production processes and promote transparency, countless designer studios will open their doors during Fashion Revolution Week. Highlights include a talk at Vivienne Westwood’s original store at 430 Kings Road in London, and an upcycling Mending Morning event at sustainable boutique Brigid McLaughlin in Sydney. Designer Phoebe English will also be hosting a Quilting From Waste workshop at her studio in South London. And in Berlin, Soup Archive offers visitors a space to experiment, create and repurpose their old items and factory garment leftovers. For a full list of events, see Fashion Open Studio.
- Swapping Societies: The Global Fashion Exchange will host a number of swap shops during the week, with events taking place in Amsterdam, Miami, Mumbai, Los Angeles and Bangkok. These day-long events invite customers to swap unwanted items, as well as attend panel discussions and workshops on industry sustainability.
- Discussing Change: In our Sustainability Round-Up: April 2019, we highlighted fashion’s relentless push for knowledge and education surrounding eco-conscious practices. Fashion Revolution Week will play host to a number of pioneering talks: an audience with activist designer Katherine Hamnett in London; and in collaboration with The Victoria & Albert Museum, Fashion Question Time will discuss how innovation and sustainability will change the fashion panorama.
For a full list of the week’s events see Fashion Revolution.